Do you bathe your pancakes in syrup? Do you enjoy drilling holes in maple trees for hours? Do you like to slip and slide through ponds of mud on a four-wheel drive John Deere? Do you like spilling ice-cold sap into your boots?

I do. And if you do as well, then Maple Syrup Time is right up your alley.

I’d like to invite all our Facebook friends to attend Deep River County Park’s Maple Syrup days, March 14th-15th, and 21st-22nd, from 10AM to 4PM. I’ll be manning our evaporator in the sugar shack all four days. You’ll see the smoke billowing out the top of the century-old pig barn. It will look like it’s on fire. It probably isn’t


There will be tree trappings demonstrations, maple sugar secrets taught by the legendary Voyaguers, a group that’s donated its time and resources to reenact the French-Canadian frontiersmen and boatmen. Great bunch of guys and a highlight of sugaring season.

VOYAGUER LARRY—one very smart fellow

The event is free, and you can sample free syrup at the Visitors’ Center.
I’ll personally be cooking and demonstrating commercial sugaring the entire time. If you want to see how real syrup is made (NOT Mrs. Butterworth’s), want to ask any questions about tapping or identifying maples, or if you want to tell me how fantastic our Facebook page and website are, then swing by and say hi. A 110-gallon sap evaporator going all out is a sight to see.